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digitalmars.D.announce - Funding code-d

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of people 
who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the use of the 
money raised for code-d and its supporting tools has now been 
(partially) lifted!

In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 will 
be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

This time around, it all came together in the background of 
prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating an 
Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine the 
details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see the 
result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an ongoing 
series of funding targets.

In the meantime:

The blog
https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

Reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
Jul 13
next sibling parent reply Michael <michael toohuman.io> writes:
On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools has 
 now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 will 
 be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating an 
 Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine the 
 details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see the 
 result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
I think this is a worthy cause for the money. I'm glad to see the D foundation looking more towards investing in these kinds of community projects, as they make up the D ecosystem that many opponents of D describe as lacking.
Jul 13
parent Ecstatic Coder <ecstatic.coder gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 15:05:05 UTC, Michael wrote:
 On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools 
 has now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 
 will be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating 
 an Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine 
 the details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see 
 the result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
I think this is a worthy cause for the money. I'm glad to see the D foundation looking more towards investing in these kinds of community projects, as they make up the D ecosystem that many opponents of D describe as lacking.
Yeah, indeed all of my friends who tried D and were not convinced that's it's a good alternative to Go/C++/etc were pushed away by a bad support in Visual Studio Code. Even those who didn't use Visual Studio Code (most of them actually). Like being able to automatically make a foreach loop become parallel for instance. Invaluable... Keep up the good work and let's invest still more money in extending further this fantastic plugin. PS: Joking... ;)
Jul 17
prev sibling next sibling parent Greatsam4sure <greatsam4sure gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools has 
 now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 will 
 be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating an 
 Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine the 
 details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see the 
 result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
This is truly commendable. I can wait to see these milestones achieve in practical terms. Wishing all involve great success. Thanks to all, who are involve for with this for the effort thus far
Jul 13
prev sibling next sibling parent Greatsam4sure <greatsam4sure gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools has 
 now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 will 
 be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating an 
 Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine the 
 details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see the 
 result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
This is truly commendable. I can wait to see these milestones achieve in practical terms. Wishing all involve great success. Thanks to all, who are involve with this for the effort thus far
Jul 13
prev sibling parent reply Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools has 
 now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 will 
 be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating an 
 Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine the 
 details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see the 
 result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
Nice explication of the plan, really needed. Why github never rolled out such a bounty program for OSS and other public projects has to be one of the head-scratching moves of all time, no wonder they were about to run out of money before they sold. A good way to decide on future projects would be to let prospective donors stake money on various proposals, to see how much backing they might receive, sort of like how kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites work.
Jul 14
parent Ecstatic Coder <ecstatic.coder gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 14 July 2018 at 16:19:29 UTC, Joakim wrote:
 On Friday, 13 July 2018 at 14:20:19 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 As promised in my tweet of June 30 (and to the handful of 
 people who emailed me), the cloud of mystery surrounding the 
 use of the money raised for code-d and its supporting tools 
 has now been (partially) lifted!

 In this post, I lay out the details of how the first $1000 
 will be paid out to project maintainer Jan Jurzitza, a.k.a 
 Webfreak001, and explain what we hope to achieve with this 
 ecosystem fundraising initiative going forward.

 This time around, it all came together in the background of 
 prepping for DConf with little forethought beyond activating 
 an Open Collective goal and then working with Jan to determine 
 the details. Lessons were learned. Later this year, you'll see 
 the result when we announce the next of what we hope to be an 
 ongoing series of funding targets.

 In the meantime:

 The blog
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/

 Reddit
 https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/8yka7b/funding_coded_the_d_blog/
Nice explication of the plan, really needed. Why github never rolled out such a bounty program for OSS and other public projects has to be one of the head-scratching moves of all time, no wonder they were about to run out of money before they sold. A good way to decide on future projects would be to let prospective donors stake money on various proposals, to see how much backing they might receive, sort of like how kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites work.
+1 May I suggest the two following improvements for the next proposals : 1/ integrating a Go-like web server code inside the default library (http module, fiber and channel async IO) 2/ possibility to use automatic reference counting (with weak references and optional cycle detection) instead of garbage collection for automatic unused memory deallocation The first one to help D compete on the same grounds as Go and Crystal, and the second to make it usable in the same GC-unwanted use cases where people currently use C or C++. Probably just a silly idea, please feel free to completely ignore it... PS: Geany is also a VERY nice multi-platform IDE to develop in C++ and D on Linux, Windows and Mac, for those who still don't know it...
Jul 17